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Hugh William Reilley

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Hugh William Reilley

October 17, 1940

Military Service


Service Number:

43043

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

66 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 28, 1918
London, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 17 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GRAVESEND CEMETERY
Kent, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Plot B.14. Grave 1271.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Inscription– Pilot Officer Hugh William Reilley is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … name on the panels that surround the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Hugh William Reilley is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Biggin Hill– Pilot Officer Hugh William Reilley is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Hugh William Reilley– On May 17, 1939 Reilley and his friend Robert M. Buchanan left Montreal on a freighter, for a vacation in Britain. When war was declared they joined the RAF. Reilly was flying a Spitfire with #66 Squadron in the defence of Britain when he was shot down on October 17, 1940.

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